rm_mtnravyn 60M
501 posts
2/28/2006 6:56 am

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On this last trip I ran across this be Thoreau, "It is wise to write on many subjects, to try many themes, so that you may find the right and inspiring one. Be greedy of occassionsto express yoru thought. Improve the opportunity to draw analogies. There are innumerable avenues to the perception of truth....Who knows what opportunities he may neglect? It is not in vain that the mind turns aside this way or that: follow its leading: apply it whither it inclines to go. Probe the universe in a myriad points. Be avaricious of your impulses. You must try a thousand themes before you find the right one, as nature makes a thousand acorns to get one oak."

I write a lot. Not all of it goes on here for a number of reasons. Some of it I find to revealing at that moment, which doesn't mean it won't show up later. Some of it is stream of consciousness wwirting which doesn't always lend itself to my purpose for blogging but I work with the various threads over time and they often end up here as well in myriad forms. Then there is stuff which is sparked by others from whom I draw threads and reweave and massage into a different form.

The reason I posted this is a commitment to bring more to this forum to allow more of who I am to be present. It still may not (and prpobably will not) be daily for that is how my life runs, but it will be consistent. I am trying to catch up on reading my favorite blogs that I have missed in the last ten days and then I will write more.

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
2/28/2006 7:31 am

Thoreau's philosophy definitely explains the major attraction to the blogs for me. Most of what I've written over the years comes first as a stream of consciousness; I will often find analogies and tie threads together later as certain themes and pieces evolve but sometimes the muse gives completely and the piece is perfect as it first is conceived and the words spill out on the paper.

Definitely pieces that I find too personal and revealing I withold, and there is also the phenomenon that the reader will take your words as meant personally for them when in fact they may have been inspired at another time and in another can evoke the same response in a listener...whether I sing or play it feels even more intimately personal to me than does writing, as odd as that may sound; it feels as though I am conveying something even more personal from me within, as though I am extending my soul's essence to bond with the listener and I myself become vulnerable in the process.

This is as good an explanation as any as to why I have never gotten into public performance. I would like to overcome some of this personal emotional inhibition...partly another reason that I blog.

kelly402005 52F

2/28/2006 7:41 am

Good one!
I just write about whatever I feel!
Thanks for all of your visits!

sweetalyssum 47F

2/28/2006 5:19 pm

Ahhhhhhhhhh...I was just sharing this sort of writing with someone. How I write consistently everyday, however I don't always post everyday.

Being committed to writing would definitely mean that you would explore a number of themes as Thoreau suggests, because life is so mulit-faceted.

Welcome back.

rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
2/28/2006 7:01 pm

To all three of you beautiful women - my appreciation for your visit. And we do all have our own style.

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